After the recent attacks outside of a concert venue in Manchester, radical Islamic terrorism is unfortunately a hot topic once again. ISIS has taken credit for the attack that killed at least 22 individuals as of the writing of this article. The fight against terror, specifically radical Islamic terrorism, is a topic of conversation in many circles around the world. What can be done to stop these radical jihadists from killing innocents? Why do they target the venues that they do when they do? To help you understand the crazy world we are living in right now, we’ve compiled a list of eleven books that delve into the issue that is radical Islamic terrorism and how it has permeated the world.

Many of these books are written by scholars who have studied Islam and terrorism for years, but some of the most interesting books on this list are the ones written by people who have survived terrors at the hand of religious extremists and lived to tell the tale, like Nonie Darwish, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and others. Their stories are the ones we should really pay attention to. They risk their lives to be honest about what they have faced, from religious persecution to female genital mutilation to fatwas against them and their families. We cannot turn a blind eye to violent extremism any longer, and we can only hope that as we educate ourselves we will be able to educate others and eventually stop radical Islamic terrorism once and for all.

Here are eleven books on the issue that can be found wherever books are sold.

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implication of Islamic Law by Nonie Darwish

The Islam in Islamic Terrorism: The Importance of Beliefs, Ideas, and Ideology by Ibn Warraq

The Complete Infidel’s Guide to ISIS by Robert Spencer

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad by William Killpatrick

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) by Robert Spencer

Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America by Brigitte Gabriel

Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War by Sebastian Gorka


The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Movement by Robert Reilly

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright

Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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Aryssa D
FFL Cabinet Member